Eckhart studied theater and film at Brigham Young University, where he first met writer/director Neil LaBute and appeared in several of LaBute's plays. In 1997, Eckhart first gained attention from film critics and audiences when he starred in LaBute's first feature film, In the Company of Men. The controversial feature earned widespread acclaim and won a number of awards, including an Independent Spirit Award for Eckhart for Best Debut Performance.
Over the next five years, he starred in three more LaBute films: Your Friends and Neighbors, with Ben Stiller and Catherine Keener; Nurse Betty, with Renée Zellweger; and Possession, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow. During that time, Eckhart also received praise for his memorable performance as the love interest of the title character in Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed 2000 biopic Erin Brockovich, opposite Julia Roberts. Eckhart's additional film credits include Conversations with Other Women, opposite Helena Bonham Carter; John Woo's action drama Paycheck, with Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman; Ron Howard's The Missing, with Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett; Jon Amiel's The Core, opposite Hilary Swank; Sean Penn's The Pledge, joining an all-star cast, including Jack Nicholson and Vanessa Redgrave; Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday; and John Duigan's Molly, opposite Elisabeth Shue.
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Aaron Eckhart Facts
|Birth Name||Aaron E. Eckhart|
|Birthday||March 12, 1968 (49)|
|Birthplace||Santa Clara County, California, USA|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Aaron Eckhart compared to you?|
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